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decide to bring into the fold their friends and fellow activist, making many of us honor remembers of the family along the way. there selflessness has had an indelible impact upon me. in some small sense, it can be said that the davis family saved me and countless other abolitionists, human rights advocates, and close friends to learn critical life lessons from them now in turn it is our collective duty to make sure that troy's death was not in vain. we must do our part to save the world by continuing this fight to abolish the death penalty state-by-state and execution by execution. nobody is better placed than they to say why it this is so critical, so i am humbled, proud and honored to introduce troy's middle sister kimberly davis and his and his sister ebony and her daughter, kristin, whom you will hear from later this evening. please join me in welcoming cam. [applause] [applause] >> good evening. i wanted thank you all for coming out on this great event because, as you know, tomorrow will mark the 2-year anniversary of my brothers execution. it has been a long battle, long str
. people wanted us to be hanging from trees in central park, you know? and it was the same blood thirsty miss that i began to really connect with in understanding that had this been the '50s, had this been the '40s, had this, i mean, had this been the earlier part of the '60s they would have broke our doors down, drug us from our homes, and we would have become some of those -- they turned them into postcards and they call them picnics, but it was a picnic of the picture of black and brown folks burned at the stake with their members cut away from them. and many of them had been hung. and i began to really understand how devious the system is that we are fighting. this isn't just about say, well, you know there are some people who are criminals and so forth and so on. this is about how the central park five plays a part of this history of injustice that has gone on, and that continues to go on if we don't do anything to the instant of time. this is about us dismantling the system that continues its wheels of justice rolling down the hills of which we are climbing. and i realized that you
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